Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
If Only The Chofetz Chaim Had A Word Processor!

The Chofetz Chaim writes in the closing paragraph of Hilchos Rechilus after describing three complicated cases of potential lashon hara, that he has many more examples, but because of the printing cost and his lack of time he needs to cut it short and leave it up to our imagination.  

Too bad, since we have enough trouble with things he spells out black and white.  Unfortunately our imagination is usually reserved for other things.

"Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L'Miriam BaDerech B'Tzaischem MiMitzrayim"

The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe.  The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara.  More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

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